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Architects of Destiny

Architects of Destiny ebook ISBN: 9780692589120
Author: Amy DuBoff
Number of Pages: 168 
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Out of sight beyond Earth, the Taran empire spans the galaxy from its seat of power on Tararia. Cris Sietinen was born with rare telekinetic gifts-abilities he refuses to ignore, regardless of the governing Priesthood's decrees. But, as heir to the most influential Dynasty on Tararia, only a stifled life of business and politics awaits him within the confines of his family's estate. Determined to be true to himself and explore the potential of his abilities, Cris leaves Tararia to begin a new life touring the stars. When Cris unexpectedly receives an invitation to join the Tararian Selective Service (TSS), the only organization to offer an official telekinesis training program, a new future awaits. It's his dream opportunity to be among people like himself, free from the Priesthood and political objectives. Except, Cris' path was designed, and he's right where the Priesthood wants him. Architects of Destiny is the first installment in the Cadicle series, a new space opera epic with elements of "Dune" and "Ender's Game." A fast-paced space adventure with intrigue, coming-of-age and romance, this short prequel is a prelude to the defining events in Tararia's history in the ensuing years.

Architects of Destiny (Cadicle #1)

Architects of Destiny (Cadicle #1) ebook ISBN: 1468958860
Publisher: BDL Press
Author: Amy DuBoff
Number of Pages: 147 
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Cris Sietinen is heir to the most powerful Dynasty on Tararia, but he couldn’t care less about business and politics. He was born with rare telekinetic gifts—abilities he would never be permitted to develop within the confines of his family’s estate, thanks to the decrees of the powerful Priesthood. While the Tararian Selective Service (TSS) offers an official telekinesis training program, joining the organization is only a distant dream. Determined to explore his potential on his own, Cris leaves Tararia and begins a new life on a cargo freighter. But, everything changes when Cris receives an unexpected training opportunity with the TSS—a chance to find a home with people like himself, free from the Priesthood and political objectives. Except, some paths are designed, and Cris’ course was set. Architects of Destiny is the first installment in the Cadicle series. This short novel is a prelude to the defining events in Tararia’s history in the ensuing years. Is it possible to change destiny? The Cadicle series follows three generations of the pivotal Sietinen Dynasty as each learns their part in an elaborately orchestrated galactic conflict. Torn by politics, love and war, the Cadicle and those he holds most dear must choose between duty and morality as the true nature of their purpose unfolds. Through their roles as Agents in the Tararian Selective Service, they will be on the front lines of space battles, but the political skirmishes they must face on Tararia could prove just as dangerous. The Cadicle holds the key to winning both, but at what cost? This new space opera series is a return to the multi-generational sci-fi epic. It includes elements that will appeal to young adult, teen and adult audiences alike. The story is told through multiple character perspectives and uses internal dialogue extensively to unveil hidden plots. With action, adventure, space travel on high tech spaceships, special telekinetic and telepathic abilities, political intrigue, romance, war and generic engineering, the Cadicle series offers a new genre-defining science fiction saga. Readers who enjoyed Ender's Game, Dune, and Star Wars will like this series. Keywords: military science fiction, action and adventure, young adult space opera, young adult space adventure, coming of age

Architect of Human Destiny

Architect of Human Destiny ebook ISBN: 9788178351797
Publisher: Gyan Books
Author: R.K. Kaushik
Number of Pages: 304 
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The book gives us a new outlook and vision to see our lives and our world through our non-mystical, non-conventional and non-dogmatic eyeglasses. A must to all people, for it has hoards of inspiration,ethics,and values..

Architectural Body

Architectural Body ebook ISBN: 0817311696
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Author: Madeline Gins,Shusaku Arakawa
Number of Pages: 102 
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This manifesto is a verbal articulation of the authors' visionary theory of how the human body, architecture, and creativity define and sustain one another. This revolutionary work by artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins demonstrates the inter-connectedness of innovative architectural design, the poetic process, and philosophical inquiry. Together, they have created an experimental and widely admired body of work--museum installations, landscape and park commissions, home and office designs, avant-garde films, poetry collections--that challenges traditional notions about the built environment. This book promotes a deliberate use of architecture and design in dealing with the blight of the human condition; it recommends that people seek architectural and aesthetic solutions to the dilemma of mortality. In 1997 the Guggenheim Museum presented an Arakawa/Gins retrospective and published a comprehensive volume of their work titled Reversible Destiny: We Have Decided Not to Die. Architectural Body continues the philosophical definition of that project and demands a fundamental rethinking of the terms "human" and "being." When organisms assume full responsibility for inventing themselves, where they live and how they live will merge. The artists believe that a thorough re-visioning of architecture will redefine life and its limitations and render death passe. The authors explain that "Another way to read reversible destiny . . . Is as an open challenge to our species to reinvent itself and to desist from foreclosing on any possibility." Audacious and liberating, this volume will be of interest to students and scholars of 20th-century poetry, postmodern critical theory, conceptual art and architecture, contemporary avant-garde poetics, and to serious readers interested in architecture's influence on imaginative expression.

Architecture and Film

Architecture and Film ebook ISBN: 9781568982076
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Author: Mark Lamster
Number of Pages: 254 
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Architecture and Film looks at the ways architecture and architects are treated on screen and how the film industry perceives them. It then examines how these depictions filter and shape the ways we understand the built environment and explains the significant effect that the film industry has had on the American public's perception of urban, suburban, and rural spaces.

Wayne L. Good Architect

Wayne L. Good Architect ebook ISBN: 9781920744045
Publisher: Images Publishing
Author: Wayne L. Good
Number of Pages: 128 
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Wayne Good's approach to architecture is based on the idea that 'it is better to be good than to be original'. Although a passionate observer of the contemporary architectural scene, he believes strongly that the 'cult of novelty' pervasive within the profession is ultimately the 'mother of mediocrity'. Further, architecture must have room for new ideas and experimentation or it will stagnate, but without also informing our buildings with the memory of their cultural past, they are reduced to nothing more than idiosyncratic form. Through a process of reflective interpretation of familiar forms, context, and local culture as guided by the client's brief, Wayne's architecture is informed with an enduring quality of domestic repose. His work demonstrates that architectural excellence can be achieved with less iconoclastic ideals than those aspired to by the trend followers.

L'architecture de demain en 100 défis

L'architecture de demain en 100 défis ebook ISBN: 2501115716
Publisher: Marabout
Author: Marc Kushner
Number of Pages: 128 
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100 défis résolus. L’architecture d’aujourd’hui est plus créative que jamais et ouvre des possibilités qui nous semblaient hier inimaginables: un bâtiment peut-il respirer ? Peut-on construire en 1 jour un gratte-ciel? Peut-on faire une maison à l’imprimante 3D ? Peut-on vivre sur la lune? Ce livre ludique nous présente 100 bâtiments extraordinaires, qui chacun répondent à un défi. Il montre que l’architecture peut s’adapter à tous les besoins d’aujourd’hui, pour protéger l’environnement, améliorer nos sociétés, et accompagner l’évolution des technologies. Il montre, déjà, l’aspect du monde dans lequel nous vivrons demain.

Architecture industrialisée et préfabriquée

Architecture industrialisée et préfabriquée ebook ISBN: 2880749603
Publisher: PPUR Presses polytechniques
Author: Franz Graf,Yvan Delemontey
Number of Pages: 435 
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Délaissé encore il y a peu, le thème de l'industrialisation du bâtiment au cours du XXe siècle connaît depuis quelques années un engouement nouveau de la part des architectes et des historiens de l'architecture. Réalisé dans le cadre du projet d'Encyclopédie critique pour la restauration et la réutilisation de l'architecture du XXe siècle, l'ouvrage explore les différentes facettes de cette aventure tant architecturale, technique que politique, à travers les contributions d'une vingtaine de spécialistes internationaux, architectes et historiens. II ne se limite pas à retracer cette histoire, mais prend aussi la mesure - à travers une série d'études de cas - des problématiques de sauvegarde que pose aujourd'hui l'architecture industrialisée et préfabriquée. En interrogeant les liens qui unissent patrimoine bâti récent et projet d'architecture contemporain, les auteurs montrent que l'intervention dans l'existant constitue le moment privilégié d'une refondation de la discipline architecturale.

Toronto Architect Edmund Burke

Toronto Architect Edmund Burke ebook ISBN: 9780773512177
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
Author: Angela Carr
Number of Pages: 233 
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Edmund Burke (1850-1919) was one of Canada's pre-eminent architects; his work includes such Toronto landmarks as the Simpson department store, Jarvis Street Baptist Church, and the Bloor Viaduct. Burke's career spanned a key period in Canadian architecture, during which the profession transcended its colonial beginnings to reach maturity in Canadian-born practitioners who converted both American architectural developments and European traditions into forms appropriate to the new Canadian federation. Burke's contributions to Canadian architecture include introducing the technology of the "Chicago men" to Canada and helping to establish a formal professional organization for architects in Ontario. In this first full-length biography, Angela Carr explores the "Canadian-ness" of Burke's work and shows how it was influenced by architectural developments in the United States and Europe. She documents a comprehensive selection of Burke's works, including his firm's famous Robert Simpson store in Toronto, the first curtain-wall construction in Canada. She places Burke's life and career within the larger social context, addressing the influence of American architects and architecture, the sociology of professions, the organization of architectural offices, and the history of particular building forms.

Architectural Theories of the Environment

Architectural Theories of the Environment ebook ISBN: 1136190570
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Ariane Lourie Harrison
Number of Pages: 336 
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As architects and designers, we struggle to reconcile ever increasing environmental, humanitarian, and technological demands placed on our projects. Our new geological era, the Anthropocene, marks humans as the largest environmental force on the planet and suggests that conventional anthropocentric approaches to design must accommodate a more complex understanding of the interrelationship between architecture and environment Here, for the first time, editor Ariane Lourie Harrison collects the essays of architects, theorists, and sustainable designers that together provide a framework for a posthuman understanding of the design environment. An introductory essay defines the key terms, concepts, and precedents for a posthuman approach to architecture, and nine fully illustrated case studies of buildings from around the globe demonstrate how issues raised in posthuman theory provide rich terrain for contemporary architecture, making theory concrete. By assembling a range of voices across different fields, from urban geography to critical theory to design practitioners, this anthology offers a resource for design professionals, educators, and students seeking to grapple the ecological mandate of our current period. Case studies include work by Arakawa and Gins, Arons en Gelauff, Casagrande, The Living, Minifie van Schaik, R & Sie (n), SCAPE, Studio Gang, and xDesign. Essayists include Gilles Clément, Matthew Gandy, Francesco Gonzáles de Canales, Elizabeth Grosz, Simon Guy, Seth Harrison, N. Katherine Hayles, Ursula Heise, Catherine Ingraham, Bruno Latour, William J. Mitchell, Matteo Pasquinelli, Erik Swyngedouw, Sarah Whatmore, Jennifer Wolch, Cary Wolfe, and Albena Yaneva


Y08 ebook ISBN: 9788861305878
Publisher: Skira Editore
Author: Luca Molinari
Number of Pages: 239 
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A quintessential Skira Architecture publication which presents Skira's point of view on world architecture.

Assar Architects

Assar Architects ebook ISBN: 9781920744021
Publisher: Images Publishing
Author: Images Publishing Group,Laure Eggericx,Charlotte Mikolajczak
Number of Pages: 256 
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Over its 20-year history, the ASSAR Group has had a major impact on the cityscape of Brussels. The firm's projects to date include offices, housing, industrial buildings, research laboratories, retail, new buildings and renovation, urban planning, interior design and programming. ASSAR's success is a result of its desire to design a contemporary, contextually appropriate architecture. This monograph features some of ASSAR's major projects, including headquarters for well-known companies such as AXA Belgium, ING Bank, L'Oreal, Robert Bosch and UCB, as well as several research laboratories including a substantial facility for GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals. Other projects featured include Belgium's first new military academy in more than a century and the now NATO headquarters (in association with SOM). Active in the development market - as demonstrated by three MIPIM Awards won in Cannes. France, in 2000, 2005 and 2006 for Residence Novalis, Mondrian and Madou Plaza respectively - ASSAR has participated in and won numerous competitions.

Architects of Power

Architects of Power ebook ISBN: 1594035032
Publisher: Encounter Books
Author: Philip Terzian
Number of Pages: 112 
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The United States is not a preternaturally inward-looking nation, and isolation is not the natural disposition of Americans. The real question is not whether Americans are prone to isolation or engagement, but how their engagement with the world has evolved, how events have made the United States a superpower, and how these developments have been guided by political leadership. Indeed, the great debates on foreign affairs in American history have not been about whether to have debates on foreign affairs; they have been between the competing visions of American influence in the world. In Architects of Power, Philip Terzian examines two public figures in the twentieth century who personify, in their lives, careers, and philosophies, the rise of the United States of America to global leadership: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Terzian reveals how both men recognized and acted on the global threats of their time and questions whether America can rise to the same challenges today. Without this clear window into the stricken world that Roosevelt inhabited and Eisenhower understood, we are unlikely to recognize the perils and challenges of the world we have inherited.

Architects of Empire

Architects of Empire ebook ISBN: 9780806138107
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Author: John Kenneth Severn
Number of Pages: 602 
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A soldier and statesman for the ages, the Duke of Wellington is a towering figure in world history. John Severn now offers a fresh look at the man born Arthur Wellesley to show that his career was very much a family affair, a lifelong series of interactions with his brothers and their common Anglo-Irish heritage. The untold story of a great family drama, Architects of Empire paints a new picture of the era through the collective biography of Wellesley and his siblings. Severn takes readers from the British Raj in India to the battlefields of the Napoleonic Wars to the halls of Parliament as he traces the rise of the five brothers from obscurity to prominence. Severn covers both the imperial Indian period before 1800 and the domestic political period after 1820, describing the wide range of experiences Arthur and his brothers lived through. Architects of Empire brings together in a single volume a grand story that before now was discernible only through political or military analysis. Weaving the personal history of the brothers into a captivating narrative, it tells of sibling rivalry among men who were by turns generous and supportive, then insensitive and cruel. Whereas other historians have minimized the importance of family ties, Severn provides an unusually nuanced understanding of the Duke of Wellington. Architects of Empire casts his career in a new light--one that will surprise those who believe they already know the man.

Architects of the Underworld

Architects of the Underworld ebook ISBN: 9781883319465
Publisher: Frog Books
Author: Bruce Rux
Number of Pages: 518 
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By painstakingly following the long international paper trails that connect such apparently unrelated manifestations and occurrences as crop circles, alien abductions, extraterrestrial activity, and many other modern mysteries, Bruce Rux uncovers a conspiracy of misinformation, denial, and silence among government officials. 30 photos. 50 illustrations.

Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation

Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation ebook ISBN: 9780262220675
Publisher: MIT Press
Author: Dalibor Vesely
Number of Pages: 506 
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Reclaiming the humanistic role of architecture in the age of technology: an examination of architecture's indispensable role as a cultural force throughout history.

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings ebook ISBN: 1476784922
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Marc Kushner
Number of Pages: 152 
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The founder of and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture. We’re asking more of architecture than ever before; the response will define our future. A pavilion made from paper. A building that eats smog. An inflatable concert hall. A research lab that can walk through snow. We’re entering a new age in architecture—one where we expect our buildings to deliver far more than just shelter. We want buildings that inspire us while helping the environment; buildings that delight our senses while serving the needs of a community; buildings made possible both by new technology and repurposed materials. Like an architectural cabinet of wonders, this book collects the most innovative buildings of today and tomorrow. The buildings hail from all seven continents (to say nothing of other planets), offering a truly global perspective on what lies ahead. Each page captures the soaring confidence, the thoughtful intelligence, the space-age wonder, and at times the sheer whimsy of the world’s most inspired buildings—and the questions they provoke: Can a building breathe? Can a skyscraper be built in a day? Can we 3D-print a house? Can we live on the moon? Filled with gorgeous imagery and witty insight, this book is an essential and delightful guide to the future being built around us—a future that matters more, and to more of us, than ever.